The Limitations of Western Medicine in Treating Mental Health Disorders

Hokey, coo coo, and hippy. These are all words that I have heard used to describe some treatment models for mental health. I understand, it's not the traditional "diagnose and medicate" ways of western medicine. For those of us who have no exposure to medical systems outside western culture it sounds...odd. But, what if they … Continue reading The Limitations of Western Medicine in Treating Mental Health Disorders

Happy vs Content…Why Routine May Be Hard For You

Funk. Blah. Sad. Depressed. Zombie. Going though the motions. These are all ways I have heard my clients describe this feeling. This place where they feel stuck. They often report desiring to move someplace new, travel, or otherwise get away. They desire freedom, new places, new people, and new situations. Existential questions of "who am … Continue reading Happy vs Content…Why Routine May Be Hard For You

A Call for Better Recognizing Trauma

Traumatic events can be caused by a singular occasion, or a form of ongoing, relentless stresses. An event is more prone to leave an individual with longer-lasting emotional and psychological trauma if: The individual was unprepared for the eventThe event occurred out of the blueThe person felt powerless to prevent the event or felt powerless … Continue reading A Call for Better Recognizing Trauma

Mental Illness Stigma

Mental health/Mental illness continuum Mental illness stigma. It's something we hear quite often. It's shared on social media. It's the topic of monthly mental health themes. It's frequently blogged about, discussed, and shared. Most of us have seen that green ribbon representing mental health. So, why is stigma still a thing? That's a good question. … Continue reading Mental Illness Stigma

Normal Anxiety vs. Anxiety Disorders: Part 2

Disclaimer: this information is not intended for diagnostic purposes. This is intended for educational purposes only. Consult a physician or mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment In my last blog post, I talked about the difference between fear and anxiety, as well as coping skills for both. Since anxiety is such a huge topic … Continue reading Normal Anxiety vs. Anxiety Disorders: Part 2